4K Sony XZ Premium Released in China – Rest of the World Green with Envy!

Sony XZ Premium aims to put Sony back in the hardware race! While Samsung S8 packs beauty, Sony decided to counter with better hardware, making the rest of the world feel a bit cheated.
Read on about the differences between Chinese and Rest of The World Sony XZs.

Better Display

Sony was the first to introduce 4K to mobile and now comes the time to introduce 4K HDR as well.

HDR Display technology produces much better display brightness and colourĀ accuracy.
HDR displays produce much better sunlight visibility with up to 1000 nits, compared to standard panels allowing only 600.
Black level will be indistinguishable from AMOLED with 0.05 nits.

Keeping 5.5-inch standard the new XZ Premium China is boasting 800ppi!

Faster Chip

After Samsung S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6, Sony is the third manufacturer to launch a Snapdragon 835 powered device – the fastest Android mobile chip to date.
A much-needed boost from SD820 in the Sony XZs, Sony XZ Premium offers much more.

Makes you wonder why Sony released XZs in the first place instead of just releasing XZ Premium?

Faster Storage

Knowing competition in China is fierce, Sony opted for the fastest storage available – UFC 2.1!
On top of that, the Chinese XZ Premium supports microSD card extension.


Rest of the specs remain the same

Including the new 19MP Sony ExmorRS IMX400 sensor with stacked RAM, offering 960fps Slow-Motion video, among other features. In conclusion memory options could be better as XZ Premium retains only 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage. Furthermore, it runs on Android 7.1.1

Price is around 900$, so definitely in S8 price category.



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  1. No! all the Sony Xperia XZ Premium WORLDWIDE will get snapdragon 835 and a 4K display.
    The Sony Phone that got snapdragon 820 is Xperia XZs.
    Get your facts straight.

  2. By stating rest of world, do you mean Rest of Your fantasy world excluding China??
    ‘Cause, in reality, every other region on planet Earth where Sony sells the Xperia XZ Premium, it’s got SD835 and rest of the specs exactly the same!!

  3. What a joke, writer, check your facts before writing. You mistakly compared worldwide xzs Instead to worldwide xz premium.

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